Michigan News

Gov Whitmer addresses danger of wildfires in Michigan

Dear Friend,  As Michigan continues to experience unusually hot and dry conditions for this time of year, the risk of wildfires has increased. That’s why it’s important to be safe and take every precaution while enjoying our beautiful Michigan summers.  Three drivers of fire risk are temperature, humidity/dryness, and wind. We are […]

Whitmer Hires ‘First-Ever’ Chief Growth Officer

MACKINAC ISLAND – Hilary Doe will serve as the state’s chief growth officer – the first such position in the nation – Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced this afternoon. Doe will work alongside the Growing Michigan Together Council, which the governor created earlier today through Executive Order 2023-4, to grow Michigan’s population, boost […]

Wisconsin firefighters arrive to help with Grayling fire

A team of 10 firefighters from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources arrived Sunday to help the Michigan DNR and cooperating agencies battle the Wilderness Trail Fire located southeast of Grayling. Firefighters continue to secure and suppress the fire, which started with a campfire on private land. The fire is […]

Lt. Gov. Gilchrist Kicks Off First Meeting of Juvenile Justice Advisory Council 

LANSING, Mich. – Today, Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II kicked off the first meeting of the Juvenile Justice Advisory Council, which will inform Michigan’s juvenile justice reform efforts through the lived experiences of those who were impacted by the system. The Advisory Council was established within the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) after a unanimous recommendation from the Michigan Task Force on Juvenile […]

Michigan officials propose changes to deer hunting regulations

Spring has only just begun, but Michigan fish and game regulators are already focused on the fall. Deer season, specifically. Officials in the Michigan Department of Natural Resources last week recommended several changes to deer hunting regulations for 2023, including new opportunities for youth and disabled hunters, and changes to […]

Legislators announce bill package to recognize new state holidays

Michigan lawmakers are introducing legislation to establish the holidays of Diwali, Vaisakhi, Eid al-Fitr, Eid al-Adha and Lunar New Year as official state-recognized holidays in Michigan. “These bills embrace the diverse fabric of our state by recognizing various religious and cultural holidays,” House Majority Floor Leader Abraham Aiyash (D-Hamtramck) said. […]